'Fate of the Furious' Snags Global Debut Record

There, The Fate of the Furious had the biggest three-day opening weekend of all-time with an estimated $190 million. Fate pulled in $100.2 million stateside, easily opening at No. 1 at the box office. To date it's sold $532 million world-wide.

What might have helped The Fate of the Furious is that it opened in major movie markets such as China and Russian Federation alongside the USA and UK. The movie just barely pushed past The Force Awakens, which celebrated a huge domestic opening with an estimated $238 million.

Stateside, Furious 8 opened to $100.2 million, which is down $47 million from Furious 7's opening weekend a couple of years ago.

Further episodes of Fast and Furious are planned for 2019 and 2021. Said figure towers as the biggest weekend ever for the Fast & Furious franchise, surpassing the P98-M bow of 2015's Fast & Furious 7.

Furious 8 will eclipse Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $529-M to boast the biggest worldwide opening of all-time, thus posting the top global launch of all-time, surpassing Jurassic World at $316.7-M. For far too long, Black films were said to be hard to sell to global audiences, but projects like Get Out, Hidden Figures, and the Fast/Furious franchise has proven this to be untrue.

Fate of the Furious has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based in 178 reviews, making it the fourth best-received of the series among critics. Walt Disney Co.'s live action adaptation "Beauty and the Beast" added an estimated $13.6 million to the $1 billion it has generated in ticket sales globally.

Incurring a drop of 83%, sci fi thriller "Life" earned $298,000 for a total of $3.17 million after two weekends.

On the basis of United States box office alone, it falls to a stunning 42nd place on the same list, behind, well, everything: The Force Awakens, Jurassic World, a bunch of Marvel movies, Iron Man, some of the Harry Potter films, The Hunger Games, Deadpool, Finding Dory and, more recently, even Beauty and the Beast.

  • Salvatore Jensen